SUNY Binghamton

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The world is mourning the death in Broome County of a prominent African scholar who had ties to New York's State University system.

Kenyan-born Professor Ali Mazrui died early Monday morning - the 81-year-old was an academic and political writer on African and Islamic studies and North-South relations, as well as professor and director of the Center for Global Cultural Studies, State University of New York at Binghamton.

Tickets Becoming Available For Obama-Buffalo Visit

Aug 20, 2013
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President BarackĀ Obama's appearance at the University at Buffalo as part of a two-day bus tour through upstate New York and Pennsylvania will be open to the public, but tickets are required.

The president is scheduled to speak Thursday at Alumni Arena on UB's North Campus. Tickets will be available beginning at 5 p.m. today at the Alumni Arena box office.

Thursday's visit is part of a trip through upstate New York and Pennsylvania to lay out ideas for making college more affordable.